If you are planning to see anyone or go our in public make sure you smell plesant. Check your hair, wear deodorant, brush your teeth, and get fresh before you leave the house (or have people over). Nothing screams “mental illness” like failure to care for oneself. Sad but true – if you don’t do these things people will wonder what is wrong with you.
Even if you have to wash your armpits with a washcloth in the sink and use dry shampoo, something quick – do it. Smelling nice is essential to blending in.
Just like Aspies notice humming light bulbs and distracting sounds in rooms – neurotically people notice body odor (and bad breath).
I like to wear natural food scented perfumes. Smelling something plesant is calming to me AND helps me to smell extra fresh.
Aspie Tip #4 – Smell good if you don’t want to stand out.
*random note – unfortunately that is NOT my bathroom. 🙂